The 4350water Blog highlights some of the issues relating to proposals for potable reuse in Toowoomba and South East Qld. 4350water blog looks at related political issues as well.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Climate Change Corp thinks a referendum killed Anna Bligh's recycled water hopes ...

Amazing how wrong journalists can be.

Poor old Giles Parkinson who wrote this piece.

No research skills.

The Queensland government invested $A2.4 billion in a recycled water project before losing a referendum on whether to pipe some of it into the municipal drinking supply. Now most of the water is used for industrial purposes, including for the Tarong and Swanbank generators.

See - Climate Change Corp - Peak water threatens Australian industry.

Just to be clear, the Toowoomba poll was in 2006.  It was called due to former Mayor Thorley's white elephant recycled water proposal.  The result was 62% No.  Beattie promised a SEQ referendum then backflipped and pushed ahead with the $2.4b ++ recycled water project with Anna Bligh taking over the reigns when K Rudd told Beattie to resign ahead of the 2007 Federal election.  Anna Bligh then backflipped (a bit) on her plans to put recycled water into Wivenhoe Dam now saying it will happen with 'dam levels' hit 40%.  And Anna Bligh still doesn't really have any customers for her recycled water besides the power stations.

Giles also says that 'drinking recycled water is commonplace in European and Asian capitals'.

4350water blog would like Giles to name all those European and Asia capitals where recycled water is put into the drinking water supply, i.e. planned potable reuse.  It should be easy ...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Again glib words with no substance - God are we stupid

10:41 PM, March 07, 2009

Anonymous Anonymous said...

it appears that there is a strong political bent to this blog- many contributors-etc- all a bit fishy really

11:39 AM, March 08, 2009

Blogger Concerned Ratepayer said...

No excuse for poor reporting. When you can't get basic facts right ...

11:42 AM, March 08, 2009


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